Full Time
4:10pm Sun June 3, 2018
Round 13 - Allianz Stadium - Crowd: 11182

FULL TIME - It was a hectic half with the Tigers almost stealing victory twice in the final 5 minutes but the Roosters scrambled enough to hold on 16-14.


Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters nails the conversion from next to the posts

Roosters lead Roosters 16 - 14 Wests Tigers

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Josh Reynolds. Kick to come.

Josh Reynolds gets the green lights from the bunker who ruled the Roosters initiated contact on Ben Matulino who played the ball and then ruled insufficient evidence on grounding.

Roosters lead Roosters 16 - 12 Wests Tigers

BUNKER: Josh Reynolds dives over from dummy half and Grant Atkins says TRY... Replays showing the decision could be overturned though


Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Sio Siua Taukeiaho.

Sio Siua Taukeiaho took an eternity to take the shot at goal but nails it and pushes the gap beyond the converted try

Roosters lead Roosters 16 - 8 Wests Tigers

PENALTY ROOSTERS: The Roosters get six again then get a penalty for the Tigers being offside


PENALTY ROOSTERS: Blake Ferguson drops the ball taking a hit up but Grant Atkins saves the Roosters with a penalty for the Tigers not being square


Luke Brooks kicks across field for none of his teammates and it's an awful bounce for Matt Ikuvalu who gets a touch on the ball before it goes into touch.


Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Esan Marsters slots the conversion from right in front

Roosters lead Roosters 14 - 8 Wests Tigers

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Tim Grant. Kick to come.

The bunker overturns the NO TRY call of Phil Henderson ruling that Tim Grant grounded the ball

Roosters lead Roosters 14 - 6 Wests Tigers

BUNKER: Tim Grant has crossed for a try, referee Phil Henderson has said NO TRY... based on a knock on, if we have no try we have a penalty


Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Sio Siua Taukeiaho.

From the eastern touchline Sio Siua Taukeiaho sprays the conversion across the face of the posts

Roosters lead Roosters 14 - 2 Wests Tigers

Try: Roosters
Scored by Daniel Tupou. Kick to come.

Blake Ferguson dummies the ball holds and drags the defenders in and offloads out to Daniel Tupou who gets a double on his return

Roosters lead Roosters 14 - 2 Wests Tigers

PENALTY ROOSTERS: Luke Brooks concedes a penalty for taking a kick chaser off the ball. Roosters attacking inside the Tigers 10


Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Sio Siua Taukeiaho.

Blake Ferguson nailed a penalty goal from the sideline before HT but this time it's SST who takes the shot from close range and nails it

Roosters lead Roosters 10 - 2 Wests Tigers

PENALTY ROOSTERS: The Tigers try to take a breather with a slow play the ball and Grant Atkins rules they slowed it down too much,. Sio Siua Taukeiaho to take the penalty shot


Keary ankled tapped running it on the last - offloads it to Michael Chee-Kam who loses it and the Roosters get the ball back


Not sure why but Jake Friend grubbers into a space that is well protected by the Tigers defenders


Back to back repeat sets for the Roosters as the Tigers defence stands solid


Victor Radley goes 80m after cleaning up a kick off his own boot and is ankle tapped 5m short of the line


Some questionable tactics from the Tigers as they try a 1 on 3 and Fonua gets shoved into touch


Strong run from Alex Twal as the Tigers go into good attacking position and the Tigers force a repeat set


PLAY UNDERWAY - The Tigers take first use of the ball in the second half


Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Blake Ferguson.

From the western touchline Blake Ferguson nails a penalty goal and a very weird half of football comes to an end

Roosters lead Roosters 8 - 2 Wests Tigers

PENALTY ROOSTERS x 2: IT'S ALL HAPPENING after the HT siren with two penalties against the Tigers for offside after the siren


Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Blake Ferguson.

Blake Ferguson converts the try from wide out

Roosters lead Roosters 6 - 2 Wests Tigers

Try: Roosters
Scored by Daniel Tupou. Kick to come.

Daniel Tupou gets the green lights from the bunker after Cooper Cronk's crossfield kick isn't caught by Fonua and Tupou uses his size to get the ball down

Roosters lead Roosters 4 - 2 Wests Tigers

BUNKER: Daniel Tupou has crossed for a try after Mahe Fonua makes a meal of a kick catch - Tupou cleans up and grounds... Grant Atkins says TRY & Penalty Try as well


Both sides attack has been average to say the least as this time Blake Ferguson's pass to Tupou ends up closer to TJ Kasey Badger's feet than the target


PENALTY ROOSTERS: Grant Atkins not happy with the contact from Luke Brooks on Cooper Cronk as Noafaluma goes off


PENALTY ROOSTERS: Zane Tetevano concedes a penalty for being offside, Tigers get a easy passage from outside the 10


PENALTY TIGERS: The kick-off goes out on the full and the Tigers get a good chance to attack


Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Esan Marsters has zero problems from 10m out to knock the penalty over

Wests Tigers lead Roosters 0 - 2 Wests Tigers

PENALTY TIGERS x2: Two quick penalties for the Tigers one for a flop and one for offside on the Roosters 10 and they will take the chance for an easy 2.


Nat Butcher too close to Luke Keary as he passes the ball into him


And to top it off Benji knocks on trying to pick up the dropout


Not sure what to say there - Luke Brooks kicks in behind for Benji Marshall who backtracks because he's offside - Luke Keary then cleans it up but kicks it out of his own hands...


Not sure what to say there - Luke Brooks kicks in behind for Benji Marshall who backtracks because he's offside - Luke Keary then cleans it up but kicks it out of his own hands...


ANOTHER average kick this time from the Roosters can't into the ingoal, both sides won't be happy with their last tackle options


BENJI BLOWS IT - Brooks kicks back into the middle and Benji chases through helped by Ferguson slipping over but Benji knocks on in goal


PENALTY TIGERS x 2: A flop call sees Corey Thompson run good metres from a quick tap before he earns a penalty from Phil Henderson for a strip. Tigers quick tap and go again


A kick in behind from the Roosters is knocked dead by Benji Marshall and now it's the Roosters turn to camp on their opponents line


Eh? Mahe Fonua bats the ball forwards back into the field of play from his own ingoal... Knock-On the ruling and Roosters repeat set


PENALTY ROOSTERS: Grant Atkins squares up the penalty count to 1-1 after the Tigers slow up the ruck too much; Roosters now deep in attack


An ironic cheer around Allianz Stadium has Blake Ferguson chooses to control the ball with his feet rather than his hands


Another poor set from the Tigers and the Roosters survive again


PENALTY ROOSTERS: First penalty goes against the Roosters with Grant Atkins ruling a "re-grip" as the play the ball was happening


Four sets of six on the Roosters line for the Tigers and it comes to an end with a bad ball from dummy half


SIX AGAIN - Jake Friend rushes out to put pressure on Luke Brooks' kick and gets a foot on the ball; Grant Atkins rules played at and six more


Repeat set forced by the Tigers as Benji kicks in behind the line.


Blake Ferguson gets his first test at full back and drops an absolute sitter


Grant Atkins calls time on and we're underway at Allianz Stadium - Roosters using the ball first defending the Randwick (SCG) end of Allianz Stadium.

Here come the Roosters now and we just await our match officials Grant Atkins & Phil Henderson

Elijah Taylor in game 150 leads out the Tigers onto the field at Allianz Stadium

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Grant Atkins, Phil Henderson

Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Nick Morel

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Luke Patten

Tries: Daniel Tupou (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Blake Ferguson (1/1), Sio Siua Taukeiaho (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Blake Ferguson (1/1), Sio Siua Taukeiaho (2/2)

Tries: Tim Grant, Josh Reynolds
Field Goals:
Conversions: Esan Marsters (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Esan Marsters (1/1)